Scottsdale, AZ– June 6th, 2019 – RenovaCare, Inc., (Symbol: RCAR; www.renovacareinc.com) developer of patented technologies for spraying a patient’s own stem cells onto burns and wounds for accelerated self-healing, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Roger Esteban-Vives as Vice President of Research and Product Development.
The appointment of Dr. Esteban-Vives follows a November 2018 equity financing of $15.5 million by Kalen Capital Corporation, wholly owned by Mr. Harmel S. Rayat, the Company’s Chairman.
Capital Infusion Broadens Technology Platform
This capital investment has permitted RenovaCare to pursue:
- its regulatory pathway for human clinical trials of the SkinGun™ and the CellMist™ System for treatment of burns;
- the investigation of the application of RenovaCare’s cell spray therapy for medical conditions beyond burns, such as reconstructive surgery and cosmetic applications, including acne scarring, wrinkles and tattoo removal
- the development of new products based on its patented technology platform;
- the strengthening its patent portfolio, and
- the enhancement and expansion of its scientific, clinical and regulatory team.
“My initial investment rounds of almost $6 million in total helped complete pre-clinical work in support of RenovaCare’s regulatory pathway, patent filings in multiple countries and making significant advancements to the SkinGun™,” stated Mr. Harmel S. Rayat. “The SkinGun™ has gone from a clunky complicated device to its current handheld easy-to-use iteration, the same version that was on display at the prestigious Science Museum in London for almost one year.
“While our priority remains advancing our core technology for the benefit of burn victims everywhere,” continued Mr. Rayat, “my most recent investment of $15.5 million will allow the Company to investigate other important medical conditions beyond burns.
Expanding RenovaCare Products and Indications
Considered a leading expert in the isolation of specific stem cells that are ideal for spraying onto burns and wounds, Dr. Esteban-Vives has served as Director of Cell Sciences at RenovaCare since late 2016 until his appointment as Vice President of Research and Product Development on June 1st, 2019.
Along with lecturing at national and international scientific conferences around the world, Dr. Esteban-Vives has published in various scientific journals, has served as a reviewer in many international scientific journals, including Burns and Experimental Dermatology, and is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Acute Disease.
Previously, at the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Esteban-Vives worked extensively with skin stem cells, their spray application to burns, and investigation of the impact that commercially available wound dressings have on such cells.
Dr. Esteban-Vives will work with select contract partners, academic research groups and commercial collaborators to advance the use of RenovaCare’s patented technology platform for expanded medical conditions.
Working with engineering, laboratory and regulatory contractors and through strategic collaborations allows the Company to conduct leading edge research and product development work without incurring the expense and overhead of dedicated laboratory facilities, of specialty staffing and often under-utilized test equipment.
Spraying Skin Stem Cells onto Burns and Wounds
Since its acquisition in 2013, RenovaCare has further developed its novel SkinGun™ as a potential alternative to skin grafting and other options, such as in-vitro cultured epithelial grafts that require a specialized and expensive external laboratory.
To date, over 70 patients with various types of second-degree burns have been treated on an experimental basis utilizing the technology underlying the Company’s SkinGun™.
Sprayed with a gentle mist of their own skin cells, many patients left the hospital within days, avoiding generally painful skin graft surgeries and potentially weeks of hospitalization. Clinical outcomes have been peer-reviewed and published in several medical journals.
Patients who undergo skin grafting, today’s default treatment of care, can remain hospitalized for weeks and even months and often must endure multiple painful and costly surgeries and prolonged physical therapy. Some of these patients may also suffer from the psychological effects of disfigurement caused by permanent scarring and often cope with the ongoing use of pain medications and protracted joint mobility issues.
RenovaCare products are currently in development. They are not available for sale in the United States. There is no assurance that the Company’s planned or filed submissions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be accepted or cleared by the FDA.
RenovaCare, Inc. is developing first-of-its-kind autologous (self-donated) stem cell therapies for the regeneration of human organs. Its initial product under development targets the body’s largest organ, the skin. The company’s flagship technology, the CellMist™ System, uses its patented SkinGun™ to spray a liquid suspension of a patient’s stem cells – the CellMist™ Solution – onto wounds. RenovaCare is developing its CellMist™ System as a promising new alternative for patients suffering from burns, chronic and acute wounds, and scars. In the US alone, this $45 billion market is greater than the spending on high-blood pressure management, cholesterol treatments, and back pain therapeutics.
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